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year. >>> the effort to found kidnapped school girls in nigeria goes global as leaders across the world speak out and against the abductions. officials are confused about who is missing. >> the number of americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped to lowest levels since 2008. some say it gives false hope. plus historical treasure, a black and white film capturing a notorious moment in >> good morning to you. welcome back to aljazeera.com. i'll morgan radford live in new york. these are the top stories. ukraine suffering its most violent day in nearly three months. clashes erupting in the black sea city of odessa between pro-russian and ukranian supporters. nearly 14 were killed, 31 from a government building fire. this comes as kiev continues its military assault on separatists in eastern cities. u.s. troops in afghanistan on standby to help find victims of a mud slide. a village was wiped out in the hills killing 2,000 people. a res would you operation is under way as search crews dig for varied people. a virus infected 300 people in saudi arabia confirmed in the united states of t
prevention board has met. the most recent meeting was looking at nigeria and burundi. but there have been regular meetings and we have been working hand-in-hand to make -- >> met on c.a.r.? >> i have not seen the agenda for all of the meetings. but i believe, i can get back to you. >> we certainly have not heard or anycomes recommendations from them. i am wondering what role they have played because it was set up with great fanfare and it certainly has a great deal of promise. is that promise being met? >> mr. chairman, my colleague advised us that has been at least one apb meeting on central african republic. >> do you know what the recommendations were? >> i do not but i will get back to. >> it would seem that people like yourself should at least know what this group is recommending. thank you. recess. in i have a number of other questions, but the book concludes that. oteef recess -- but the v precludes that. thank you so very much. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] >> i want to apologize to all of our witne
in nigeria over the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school, a look at efforts to halt widespread killing in south sudan and we travel to senegal where young boys pursuing an education are forced by their teachers to beg on the street. >> they sleep on cement or dirt floors, dozens to a room. and for boys who don't make their daily quote, the punishment can be brutal. >> woodruff: and it's friday. mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the government of ukraine launched a major military operation today against pro-russian separatists in the east. their target was slovyansk, and ukraine's president reported many insurgents were killed or wounded-- but not without cost
. nigeria's missing girls concern and anger growing around the globe. a stunning estimate of how many were actually kidnapped. how they did it? a new theory that might explain how the ancient egyptians build the pyramids. >>> they call them the thread head. the music and music fans that helped bring back new orleans. richelle, the briefing. >> in odessa in the south of be you ukraine, pro-russian forces in the east. more than 500 are nearly dead in a landslide that wiped out an entire north afghanistan village, authorities not helpful. more than 2,000 people thrif there. authorities expect more mudslides in the coming days. >>> and in northern ireland, police have 48 more hours to question gerry adams the leader of the political party sinn fein. being held with the possible commission of a murder. murder in this case was a belfast widow, raising questions about the stability of the province's catholic protestant government. we should know more john. >> thank you richelle. calls mers, the middle east respiratory viers. the health care worker in indiana came down with the virus, first detect
difficult time for me. >> the insecurity is getting worse in nigeria. these are the parents of more than 200 teenage schoolgirl still missing after being abducted last month. they're probably being held by the same islamist extremist group. their relatives are angry the government has not done enough to rescue the girls. at the bomb site, forensic teams have come to help with the investigation. feeling vulnerable, many want to know what is being done to prevent another attack. this is all happening in a very worrying a time. to holde city is due the world economic forum next week with heads of state coming from all over the world. with relentless violence in the remote northeast and a bomb blast, perhaps it's time for everyone to admit the extent of the crisis in nigeria. will ross, bbc news, abuja. >> nigeria's government under pressure. as violence flared in nigeria, the scale of conflict in south sudan is gaining international attention. fighting has largely broken down on ethnic lines. they have left thousands dead stop it has led to the comparisons to the rwandan genocide. u.s. secretar
for survivors in afghanistan after an entire village is buried by a land slide. confusion in nigeria as police reveal more girls were kidnapped than initially thought. >>> i'm barbara in europe. a new push by ukrainian troops to regain buildings controlled in the east. er >>> we start with that landslide in afghanistan which has buried an entire village in the country's north a local governor now saying up to 2,000 people could be missing. rescue teams are now at the scene. janna has more. >> reporter: the side of a mountain gone, and a whole village and its people buried, and the deputy governor says local rescue teams don't have the machinery they need to dig out those who may still be alive. they don't even have enough shovels. but help is coming. the un office said that nato troops are in touch with the afghan army. it said . . . officials say the landslide is caused by heavy rains that have effected five provinces. in the past week, flash floods have left at least 180 people dead. but the scale here is totally different and the mourning has already begun. there are also fears there may be
? >> mr. chairman, the atrocities prevention board met and looked at nigeria but there has been regular meetings >> they met on c.a.r? >> i can get back to you on that. >> we have not heard outcomes or recommendations from them. i am wondering what role they played because it was stood up with fanfare and there is a great deal of promise. is the promise being met? >> my colleague advised there has been at least one meeting on central africa. >> do you think the recommendations? >> i do not, but i will get back to you. >> it seems like important people like yourself should know what this group is recommending. we stand in brief recess. i have a number of other questions but the vote precludes that. brief recess and we will come back to the second panel and thank you so very much. [inaudible conversations] >> i want to apologize for our witnesses for that delay. we did have a series of vote and there was no way we could cut that shorter. i would like to start with the second panel and start with scott campbell who is the catholic leader in africa. joining crs he has correspondor food aid
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. pro-russian gunmen shoot down a helicopter. anger and confusion in nigeria, police admit the number of kidnapped schoolgirls is 276, much higher than originally claimed. dozens killed by air strike at a market in syria's largest city. and jerry adams is held for a second day under one of the most notorious murders of the troubles. >>> but first two helicopters have been shot down during a ukrainian crackdown by pro-russian rebels. the anti-terror depreciati depreciation -- operation has inflamed tensions. jonah hall has more. >> reporter: video posted on the internet pur ports to show what the residents of slaviansk and the pro-russian separatists woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as large-scale anti-terrorist operation. the apparent objective for now, to form a blockade around the city. some separate advertises said they were ready to fight. >> translator: i will fight with whatever i have. it's not a rifle, but i'll fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my land. >> reporter: the ministry of defense confirms that two ukrainian he
running campaign of terror by the group who want to create an islamic state in nigeria. over 1500 people have died this year as a result of their attacks. >> renewed warnings south sudan's conflict could ascend into genocide. they come from the u.s. secretary of state. he has arrived in the fledgling state. john kerry made renewed threats of sanctions and raised hopes more peacekeeping forces could be deployed to halt the bloodshed. he was speaking on thursday after holding talks with foreign ministers from ethiopia, uganda, and kenya. >> there are very disturbing indicators of the kind of ethnic tribal, targeted, nationalistic killings taking place that raise serious questions. were they to continue in the way they have been going could present a serious challenge to the international community with respect to the question of genocide. it is our hope that could be avoided. >> just coming in on the newswire more recent comments by john kerry speaking in south sudan. he says the south sudanese president has committed to take steps towards ending violence in the fledgling state. more as we
with african union officials to discuss south sudan's conflict. >> meanwhile, a dar bomb has rocked nigeria leaving 12 people there on the outs skirts of abuja, not far from the attack that killed 70 people weeks ago. this latest blast coming days before it is set to hold the world economic forum on africa >> reporter: the car bomb exploded very close to a checkpoint manned by soldiers and police. just a few kilometers from the city center. there were fatalities and injuries. survivors were rushed to h hospital. >> i fell down. my brother was standing with me. >> the security agents here were on duty to stop something like this happening. so there may be questions about how such an attack could happen right under their noses. just over two weeks ago, a bomb exploded at a bus station in almost the exact sameplace, killing 75 people. >> the leader of boko haram claimed responsibility. he challenges the government to go after his group. >> look at us. we are right within your city, abjua, and you don't know how to find us. >> hours before this latest blast, the government told al jazeera it h
will leave it there and many thanks for joining us. to nigeria where a bomb blast killed at least 19 people, it's the second attack in two weeks and happened close to the site of a similar explosion at a bus station last month in which 75 people were killed. and evon reports. >> reporter: the car bomb exploded very close to a check point manned by soldiers and police, a few kilometers from the city center. there were fatalities and injuries. survivors were rushed to hospit hospital. >> in brother was standing with me. >> reporter: they were stopping something like this happening and there may be questions about how such an attack could happen under their noses. two weeks ago a bomb exploded at a bus station in almost the exact same place killing 75 people. the leader takes responsibility for the attack at the bus station in the video and in it he challenges the government to go after his group. >> translator: we are right within your city and you don't even know how to find us. >> reporter: hours before this latest blast the government told al jazeera it has a situation under control. t
. >> from the bbc russian service# thank you. >>> now to nigeria in abuja. it's rocked by deadly i violence. an explosion has killed 19 and injured 60 more. that's according to the director of the country's emergency management about say. the car bomb targeted a bus station in the same place struck by a car bomb last month that killed 70 people. the i lammist group boko haram claimed responsibility. they are thought to be behind the 230 schoolgirls missing in the north of the country. the bbc has been to the seen of the blast. >> reporter: for theáuw&z cleanp after the bomb blast down here, the debris of this powerful explosion. if you come over this way, you can see the wreckage of some cars that were exploded during the blast. police officers here as well as the military and all sorts of people here really wondering why on earth this place is targeted again the second time in less than three weeks. if we move the camera over this side, that areañbuo# over there the bus station. that's where the bomb exploded killing more than 70 people. we don't know if this was boko haram. they said th
to juva to talks to try to end the fighting in south sudan. >>> 12 are killed in nigeria's capital in an explosion. >>> most of these students are boys - where are the girls? we follow up on promises of equal education in china. >>> ukraine's interior minister says a pilot has been killed after pro-russian separatists fired anti-aircraft missiles at kiev forces in slovyansk. earlier the government was trying to retake the town of slovyansk. gunfire and blasts could be herd there. we go to donetsk. what are you hearing about the events, jonah? the referee: well, over the last few hours >> reporter: well, over the last few hours it's been what has been heard, the minister posted on facebook in the last few hours, as he's want to do, suggesting that the operation was launched, an anti-terrorist part of a phase that has been going on for the last few weeks now. at 4:. 30 this morning, aimed at the roadblocks on the city of slav. his suggestion that nine checkpoints are under the control of ukranian forces. in the process two helicopters are down, one shot down, one suffering an em
at nigeria and burundi but there have been regular meetings and we have been working hand-in-hand to -- >> and cir? >> i haven't seen the agenda for all the meetings but i can get back to you. >> we certainly haven't heard any outcomes documented or recommendations from them. i'm just wondering what role they play. as i said my opening is certainly has a great deal of promise and is the promise being met? >> mr. chairman i apologize. my colleague justifies there has been at least one apb meeting on central african republic. >> do you know with the recommendations were? >> i do not that i will get back to you. >> is seems people like yourself should at least know what this group is recommending. thank you. we stand in brief recess and i have a number of other questions but the vote includes that. a brief recess and then we'll come back to her second panel and thank you so very much [inaudible conversations] >> the subcommittee meeting will come to order and i want to apologize to our distinct witnesses for the delay. we did have a series of votes and there was no way the cu
. defense secretary said authorities suspect is the problem is still under reported. nigeria has been rocked by an explosion, at least a dozen people were killed outside the capitol, a car bomb went off near a police check point, it was close to the same location as the blast two weeks ago that killed 70 people, so far no one has claimed responsibility, but the armed group has threatened new attacks. that is the same group suspected of kid p thatting 200 girls two weeks ago. on the ground in the capitol. >> these protestors are demanding that the government rescue at least 190 girls from a school in north eastern nigeria. they are four rouse at the government's response to the kidnapping. there's been confusion, over the number of girls abducted and miss information about the efforts to find them. the government admits it is still not sure exactly how many girls were abducted. but says it is doing everything it can to rescue them. the armed group bo ca raton is believed to be behind the kid p thatting. >> there are conflicting rothers consigning the number i thought the government has concer
the abductions. nigeria's government says it is hard to track down the group that abducted them. play also have their own ways of operating. and one threat they have, is that 11 years of war -- if you are dealing with somebody you know, one on one, you can some out. and let us talk right in terms of reaching out. it is difficult to reach out to them completely because they don't come out to talk to the government, so that challenges us. some of is girls may have been sold off or force bly married. >> the wash against terror is on first, and the government forces are winning this war, accept that people are -- this is also ainge tear the public has not told the whole truth. amena is one of the few lucky ones that managed to escape. she spoke of her ordeal. >> we thought they were soldiered and they asked us to board a vehicle. my friends and i jumped and we realized they didn't look innocent to us. >> the group which is against western education, has been responsible for dozens of attacks. and unless the government can provide safety to its citizen it is activities are likely to become more braz
nigeria. relatives are angry at the government's failure to secure their release. however, the minister of interior denied that the country is losing the battle against the group and said he was confident that all of the abducted girls would be returning home skoon soon. >> it is far from the truth. let me tell you, terrorism is not a unique phenomenon. they have not been used to that. so the traditional practice that can be used to fight the common criminals and crimes. so far the government has taken every step to change the tackics and amend their ways and ensure this. this spread across nigeria and today they are pushed and confined to eastern nigeria. so the war against terror is on pause and the government forces are winning the war. the necessary forces are available to them to assure the release of these children and they are returning home alive and well. i can tell you that the government is concerned about the whether abouts and the conditions of these children. >> in turkey, the protestor are taking to the streets. we have a report from istanbul. they are using tear gas and
and those in power whose critics accuse those in power of abusing it. >> nigeria's government has told august that it's finding it hard to deal with radical groups, but says it's capable to deal with the challenge. more than 200 girls are still missing from the state or abducted two weeks ago. civil society groups are angry at the government's failure to secure their release. we report. >> these protestors including relatives demand the immediate release of more than 200 school girls. they are angry at the governments response to the kidnapping that happened two weeks ago. the radical group is believed to be behind the abductions. >> you know the insurgents also have their own ways of operating and one challenge you have is that let me use the word defenseless. if you are dealing with somebody you know one-on-one, you can come out and let us talk, but it creates that problem, you know, when we are dealing with people that are faceless, with a group that is faceless. in times of reaching out, it's difficult to reach out to them completely, because they don't come out openly to talk and
a check of the videos captured by citizens around the world. >> nigeria demanding action from the government following the disappearance of 230 students from a northern village, most girls. instagram user capturing this demonstration as the women call for the girls to be brought back home. you may recall they were taken two weeks ago by armed men believed to be part of a militant group. >> management at an oil refinery in ghana say supply will not be affected following a deadly blast there earlier this week. that is video from it. a smoke cloud rising, people running from the scene. one was killed in the explosion. >> the heavens providing this for people in new zealand, a beautiful display lighting up the night sky. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. up next, the rallies taking place around the world today and the violence that's erupted from may day demonstrations. >> first let's check temperatures around the nation today. things appear to be getting warmer. >> a little bit. now that that front has gone through, some places have dropped but now that the front has gone thr
to protest in nigeria tomorrow in the capital. they want to put pressure on the government to secure the release of 230 schoolgirls abducted earlier this month. the family members of the missing girls will hold a rally. >>> secretary of state, john kerry, traveling to central africa this week, focusing on regional conflicts, including fighting in the sudan, more efforts to bring peace. >> reporter: in his stronghold in nasa, the leader of south sudan's rebels receive the u.n. human rights chief. she came to south sudan to discuss the human rights situation. the situation that the rebel leader said troubled him. >> 35 minute, and gave him the concerns. about protections in the video. we received assurances from him that he himself has been investigating the human rights of violations. >> reporter: the visit took place after two recent mass killings, in the town of benty, hundreds of people who sought shelter in a hospital and a mosque were massacred. armed youth attacked civilians that thought they would be safe at a you knew base. dozens were killed, including children. >> you could
's related diseases. al jazeera, south sudan. >> nigeria is missing out on billions of dollars of tax revenues because of widespread corruption in the oil industry. the government said it's trying to crackdown. we have reports from the capitol. >> drivers get their gas. it has produced locally and then e ported and finally reimported for sale to the nigeria public. nigeria lacks the capability to extract its oil, so it needs investors. when some of them come they under report the amount they produce and the profit they make in a trend called mispricing. the enormity of this problem has forced nigeria to seek international help. >> it's a challenge that results and effects the inter continent. when you have natural resources some of the natural resources contracts and the way they're shaped also allows room for some of these things to happen. >> reporter: this is how some companies do it. if the current cost of oil is $100 a barrel, they may sell it at artificially low price of $60 $60. the company declares little profit and pays little taxes in nigeria and then sells that oil to a thi
- it's africa's biggest economy. nigeria is missing out in billions in tax revenue. we tell you why. >> in sport he's back in the pool. what made michael phelps swim the wrong stroke during this race in arizona? >>> european diplomats agreed to hold emergency talks to discuss the crisis in ukraine. a drop of observers have been taken hostage by pro-russian gunmen. russia says it will take all steps to free them. experts in south sudan predict that some areas of the country could face famine by next year. the world's newest country is facing one of the world's newest chris sees - coupled with violence. >>> at least 180 people died in floods in north and western afghanistan. thousands have been displaced. many are in need of medicine and drinking water. >>> going back to the top story, and the crisis in ukraine, tensions in the east are threatening stability. a self-declared state between ukraine and moldova trying to formulate its soviet state. people are armed and ready to defend their land. >> reporter: the cossack regiments describe themselves as the army of christ. they played a
of freedom. this woman had to flee with her children there nigeria, they hate their life here and that fills her with guilt. >> they make decision for me, they make decision for my children. i have no self. they have taken my dignity and freedom away from me. >> reporter: how could it be that ireland with his famines and history of oppression could have got such a bad reputation for caring for those in need. >> it's very difficult to see why ireland is still signed up to the refugee convention, when in fact it does not live by the spirit of it, even if it has in place a system for deciding asylum claims. >> reporter: the government refused an interview, the ministers are on the record as saying direct provision is the cheapest way to deal with people who are in ireland illegally. lawrence lee, al jazeera, dublin. >>> in washington today the deportation of immigrants was the focus of a protest at the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement headquarters. the obama administration has been averaging nearly 400,000 deportations of immigration violators every year. the protesters want the preside
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